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Hiram Drops a Pair on Final Day of Home Invitational

Hiram Drops a Pair on Final Day of Home Invitational

The Hiram College men's volleyball team fell in a pair of matches on Saturday afternoon. The Terriers dropped a 3-0 decision against Concordia-Wisconsin before falling 3-1 to Saint John Fisher.

Against the Cardinals, the Terriers ran out to a one-set advantage before falling, 3-1. Hiram dropped the match by scores of 25-22, 21-25, 22-25, and 19-25.

In the opening set, Hiram hit .250, committing just two hitting errors in 24 attempts. Hunter Rock and Cory Fischer led the way in the set with two kills, each.

Trailing 10-8 in the set, Hiram put together a quick 4-1 run to snag an 11-10 advantage and never again trailed. Rock tallied a kill in the run before Fischer posted back-to-back points.

The Terriers would extend the lead to as many as four (21-17) on a block from Rock and Dangelo Boehner before going on for the 25-22 set win.

In set two, Hiram played the game tight, pushing the score to a tie at 19-19 on an acew from Tom Supan. From there, however, the Cardinals would tally six of the next eight points to take the 25-21 win and knot the match at 1-1.

Hiram would run their lead to 4-0 to open the third set, including an ace by Supan and a kill from Fischer. Still leading 14-10, however, the Terriers fell prey to a 6-1 run as Saint John Fisher retook the lead and went on for the 25-22 set win.

Likewise, the Cardinals would seal the victory with a 25-19 win in the fourth set, handing the Terriers their fourth loss of the season.

In the game, Rock led the way, posting a career-high 11 kills. The sophomore hit .300 in the match, while totaling six block assists. Overall defensively, the Terriers tallied 11.5 blocks, including two solo from Boehner.

In the first match of the morning, the Terriers fell 3-0 to Concordia Wisconsin. The Falcons took the match by set scores of 25-7, 25-16, 25-21.

In the match, the Terriers were led offensively by freshman Kilvio Montero, who finished the matchup with eight kills and five digs while hitting .158. Fischer totaled three kills, while Colton DeForest, Andrew Gard and Supan all added two, each.

The Terriers will be back in action on Tuesday, January 29, as they take to the road for the first time. Hiram will head to the University of Mount Union for a road tilt at 7 p.m.